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Aljanahi, Mona Humaid – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This article follows the development of three then-adolescent male Emirati high schoolers and their literacy journeys through their engagement in various on- and offline affinity spaces. Their stories illustrate how Emirati youth assume identities and manipulate pop culture within these spaces. Underpinned by conceptualization of affinity spaces,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Self Concept, High School Students, Popular Culture
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Birke, Fanos Mekonnen; Lemma, Mamusha; Knierim, Andrea – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This study examines how agricultural extension experts use Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in extension organizations and how they perceive their usefulness for agriculture extension delivery in Ethiopia. Design/Methodology/approach: An exploratory case study was conducted on 'Agricultural Knowledge Centers' (AKCs) in four…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Males, Extension Agents, Case Studies
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Jensen, Signe Hannibal – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
Through the analytical lens of activity theory (Leontiev, 1978, Lantolf & Thorne, 2006), the present study investigates the uptake of affordances for language learning by young (ages 7-11) Danish children (N = 15) in their engagement with English language media in the digital wild. Drawing on ethnographic interviews (Spradley, 1979), during…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Computer Games
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Kesici, Ahmet; Tunç, Nazenin Fidan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study was carried out to investigate the digital addiction (DA) level of the university students according to their purposes for using digital tools. 527 students studying at the faculties of education of Erzincan, Dicle, and Siirt Universities participated this study in which general survey model was used. A form was used to reveal for which…
Descriptors: College Students, Addictive Behavior, Student Surveys, Internet
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Gutiérrez-Porlán, Isabel; Román-García, Marimar; Sánchez-Vera, María-del-Mar – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The impact that Information and Communications Technologies have in the way today's young people communicate and interact is unquestionable. This impact also affects the educational field, which is required to respond to the needs of twenty first century students by training them in acquiring new skills and strategies to deal with a changing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
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Heggart, Keith R.; Yoo, Joanne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Many tertiary institutions have embraced digital learning through the use of online learning platforms and social networks. However, the research about the efficacy of such platforms is confused, as is the field itself, in part because of the rapidly evolving technology, and also because of a lack of clarity about what constitutes a learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Farrel, Dorothy; Ray, Kateri; Rich, Telvis; Suarez, Zulema; Christenson, Brian; Jennigs, Lisa – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
With an increase in social work courses being offered in online and hybrid formats, it is imperative that social work programs understand the new teaching tenets and engagement mediums employed to meet the new Council on Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. This meta-analysis explores best-practices pedagogy for…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Social Work, Online Courses, Learner Engagement
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Abdelraheem, Ahmed Yousif; Ahmed, Abdelrahman Mohammed – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of using Mobile Social Network Applications (MSNAs) on students' social life (social relations, family relations and social awareness). The study was designed as a survey study using a five-point Likert-type scale to collect data from the students. A sample of 211 students' response was analyzed.…
Descriptors: Social Life, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Undergraduate Students
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Nagamatsu, Miyuki; Ooshige, Narumi; Goto, Tomoko; Shimazaki, Azusa – Journal of School Violence, 2018
This study examined factors related to sexual assault among early adolescents in Japan. During a 6-month period, an anonymous questionnaire survey was distributed to 1,246 students ages 13-15 years at eight junior high schools. Consent to participation in this study was obtained from a total of 1,125 (90.3%) students. It was found that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Sexual Abuse, Questionnaires
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Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Bledsoe, Christie; Martinez, Elda E. – Reading Horizons, 2018
Reading online text presents unique challenges for elementary students as they develop and extend fundamental literacy skills to various media. Traditional assessments of concepts about print inspired the authors' research, which applies a similar approach to address "screen handling" instead of book handling. The purpose of their…
Descriptors: Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Annamalai, Nagaletchimee – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2018
Purpose: This study addresses the issue of investigating on how lecturers used WhatsApp in educational context and what are the pre-service teachers' views when WhatsApp is used in teaching and learning activities. Methodology: A qualitative case study was conducted in this study. Two lecturers were interviewed individually to investigate the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Preservice Teachers, Technology Uses in Education
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Shapka, Jennifer D.; Onditi, Hezron Z.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Lapidot-Lefler, Noam – Child Development, 2018
This study explored cyberbullying and cybervictimization (CBCV), for adolescents aged 11-15 from Tanzania (N = 426) and Canada (N = 592). Measurement invariance and model invariance was found for CBCV. In addition, multigroup structural equation modeling was used to explore several variables: age, gender, average hours online each day, accessing…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries
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Reyna, Jorge; Hanham, Jose; Meier, Peter – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
Being literate has traditionally meant being able to read and write using the media of the day. In the 21st century, being literate requires additional skills such as competence with digital media creation. Until recently, those who could afford and use equipment and applications to produce digital media content were typically developers and…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Media Literacy, Taxonomy
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
Cyberbullying takes place when the Internet is used purposefully to cause harm or discomfort to a specific person or group of persons. Because of the fast growth of digital technologies, cyberbullying is replacing physical bullying and becoming a prevalent social problem around the world. This study outlines the author's efforts of integrating…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Bullying
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Case, Carl J.; King, Darwin L. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
Internet trolling has been found to be a source of frustration and problematic for social media site users. Given that there have been few, if any, research studies examining the incidence and behavior of business undergraduates, the social media users and leaders of the future, this study was conducted. Findings suggest that students are active…
Descriptors: Internet, Incidence, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education
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